summer heat is here at PumpjackPiddlewick

The summer heat has arrived. After a prolonged spring, of which the garden is profoundly grateful, we have seemingly overnight transitioned from cool nights and warm days to just warm. Well, hot. It’s impact is felt not only in temperatures. Okay, mainly in temperatures, but also in what I doContinue Reading

It's time for a change in lifestyle for awhile here at PumpjackPiddlewick

Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan. But that, to my mind, is as it should be. Life would certainly get very boring if it always remained the same. Routine can be soothing, but sometimes it is time for a change. I have been offered a job as Tour Guide onContinue Reading

Our duck enclosure is slowly turning into a secret garden here at PumpjackPiddlewick

As the eventual secret garden lies dormant it is time to get to work. Already the days are lengthening. Bed time for the ducks is now 5:30 pm, compared to 4pm just before Christmas. And days are warmer. Sort of. Depending on the sun, or not. Yesterday was a beautifullyContinue Reading

Join me in my happy space at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have been contemplating the concept of creating a happy space. Not an esoteric, froufrou atmosphere in my head, but an actual space. That creates happiness. Or, at least a sense of well being. A smile spot 🙂 You see, sitting, working at my desk yesterday, I realised happiness isContinue Reading

As we approach the New Year we reflect back on this past year. 2022 was an emotional year at PumpjackPiddlewick especially amongst our duck world.

In reflecting back on the past year, it was certainly a roller coaster. It has been a tough year for many, including here at PumpjackPiddlewick. In particular it has been a year of grief for us. This time last year we lost Maggie, our very first duck who began ourContinue Reading